Submissions are now CLOSED for the 2019 festival.

Submissions for the 2020 festival will open November 2019.

All submissions must be done via Film Freeway.


Official Rules:

Submission dates: March 1 – September 3, 2019
Submission forms must be complete.
All film screeners must be submitted through FilmFreeway.
Deadlines cannot be changed.

Short films are under 20 minutes.
Short film submission fee: $25.

Feature films are considered over 20 minutes.
Feature film submission: $35.

Unfortunately, fee waivers are only available for previously accepted AIFF filmmakers, and all submission fees are non-refundable.

Filmmakers may submit more than one film, but each film must be accompanied by it’s own submission form and fee.

Films produced in languages other than English must have English subtitles.

The screening panels’ decisions are final.

2019 AIFF “OFFICIAL SELECTION” films will be announced no later than September 17, 2019.

***All HD files must be received by September 20, 2019. (No exceptions)
***All HD files must be in the following formats (.mov): ApplePro Res or H.264.

Filmmakers agree to the use of up to 3 minutes of their films for AIFF promotion purposes.

Filmmakers will receive 2 All-Access VIP Passes and 5 additional individual tickets to their film screening.

The AIFF reserves the right to make any necessary changes in 2019 AIFF scheduling to make sure that everything runs properly.

All festival screenings will take place at:
Private Residence
745 A Bracero Road
Encinitas, CA 92024

Officially Selected Films agree to be played on the AIFF “Best of Fest” at a later date.

We thank you all and wish you the best of luck.