International Art Film Festival (4)


26 Dec 2022
Call for entries

30 Jun 2023
Standard deadline

31 Jul 2023
Late deadline

30 Sep 2023
Festival closed

21 Oct 2023
Notification date

09 Dec 2023
16 Dec 2023


7,  B18 6JP, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 09 December 2023      Festival end: 16 December 2023

The International Art Film Festival (IAFFEST) focuses on appreciating the endeavours of filmmakers through awards and rewards to increase the exposure of existing productions and the quality of future films.

Our community is made up of creative artists who want to shape and change the narrative of filmmaking globally. This year, the theme of the festival is “This is entertainment”.

We are giving filmmakers and other stakeholders who would participate in the festival an opportunity to express their creative sides. This could be in the form of personal experiences, lessons, opportunities, rejections and successes achieved in their respective fields.

All filmmakers who submitted their films stand a chance of winning many of our numerous gifts items. IAFF gives selected films a customized laurel and certificate of participation. Category winners are awarded and rewarded accordingly.

All award winners are credited on IMDb and receive a laurel and verifiable certificate of achievement.

The categories for submission are (A) Feature films (B) Short films (C) Documentary films (D) Animation films (E) Experimental films (F) Poetry (G) Student shorts (H) Comedy

Selection Committee
IAFF will appoint a selection and screening committee to review submitted films.
The committee will decide on the official selections to enter the competition categories.
IAFF will solely appoint a jury including members of the international film community to decide on winners for each of the categories in the competition.

- Deadlines: entries must be submitted before September, 30 2023. Any submission and/or material received after the deadline will not be accepted.

- Fees: all fees are non-refundable.

- Subtitles: any Foreign film that is not in English must have English subtitles.

- Works in progress: it is NOT acceptable to submit a working copy of a film. ‘Work-in-progress’ entries are not allowed. IAFF only accepts the final version of films.

- By submitting your movie, you authorize IAFFEST to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills via our social media platforms.

- Storage and screening of submissions: IAFFEST retains the right to keep all submissions as well as associated materials for its use. IAFFEST reserves the right to transfer submissions to a master hard drive digital library, building a digital reference archive (“IAFF Permanent Digital Library”). IAFFEST will not theatrically screen any submissions for commercial purposes without the express written consent of the appropriate rights holder(s).

- Selection and notification: the selection committee will at its own discretion select nominees for each category. ONLY the selected films will receive an official selection notification. IAFFEST will also advise you of further requirements and the next steps in said correspondence. If a film has NOT been selected, the announcement of the final selection will serve as notice. For the avoidance of doubt, IAFF shall not comment on the grounds of not selecting a film.

- Additional terms: For the avoidance of doubt, once a film is selected, the submitter will not be able to withdraw the entry.

Acknowledgement and Undertaking

* Submission and participation in IAFFEST implies an acceptance of the terms and regulations. The submitter hereby represents and warrants that he/she holds all rights in and to the film and Material and that he/she has the authority and capacity to submit the film and material for IAFFEST.
*The submitter acknowledges that IAFF shall not be held liable or responsible in any manner whatsoever for any loss or damage of whatever type or nature incurred as a result of the submission, acceptance and/or screening of the film and/or material. Furthermore, the submitter undertakes to indemnify and keep IAFFEST indemnified against all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, costs, damages or loss arising out of the submission, acceptance and/or screening of the film and/or material.
*The submitter also understands and acknowledges that the IAFFEST Submission Information (form) and the present regulations form a consolidated and unified document and that therefore the IAFFEST Submission Form shall be considered as incorporated herein by reference.

No editorial cuts or changes to any film will be made at any time by IAFFEST, for any reason or under any circumstances.

Anti-Piracy Precautions
IAFFEST undertakes to take all possible anti-piracy precautions. All prints and associated copyrighted materials will be securely stored while on IAFFEST premises. Access is limited to IAFFEST's nominated staff only and all movement of prints will be strictly monitored. No duplication or loaning is permitted and no prints will ever leave the custody and care of IAFFEST or its authorized agents during the festival.

Festival Management’s Discretion
IAFFEST will decide at its discretion on all issues and matters not foreseen by these regulations. IAFFEST further retains the right to permit exceptions to the application of these regulations at any time at its discretion.



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