Submissions are open NOW until September 3rd, 2018.

All submissions must be done via Film Freeway.


Official Rules:

Submission dates: March 1 – September 3, 2018
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.

2018 AIFF “OFFICIAL SELECTION” films will be announced no later than September 10, 2018.

(We apologize in advance, but due to the amount of accepted films, it just is not possible to download any/all film files.)
***All HD files must be received via hardrive by September 20, 2018. (No exceptions)
***All HD files must be in the following formats (.mov): ApplePro Res or H.264.
***2 DVD or BluRays must also be sent to the AIFF for back-up. Please do not send master copies because we will not return them.
Please mail to:
Misfit Gallery
c/o ACTION International Film Festival
565 Pearl Street #100
La Jolla, CA 92037

Filmmakers will assume all shipping costs to the AIFF and we will pay for any return shipping.

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 2018 AIFF scheduling to make sure that everything runs properly.

All festival screenings will take place at:
Misfit Gallery
565 Pearl Street #100
La Jolla, CA 92037

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.