Submit Your Film To The Atlanta Film Festival

Send us your film.

Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying festivals in the U.S.—is one of the nation's preeminent celebrations of cinema.  The Atlanta Film Festival is also one of the largest and longest-running festivals in the country, showcasing 200+ new independent, international, animated, documentary, and short films.

Got questions about the submissions process? Visit the FAQ.

Want to get a feel for the kinds of films we play? Visit the archive of 2014 films.

  • Earlybird Deadline: June 27, 2014
    ($35 features / $25 shorts)
  • Regular Deadline: September 26, 2014
    ($45 features / $35 shorts)
  • Late Deadline: October 31, 2014
    ($55 features / $45 shorts)
  • Withoutabox Extended Deadline: November 14, 2014
    ($90 features / $80 shorts)

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By entering your film for consideration for the 2015 Atlanta Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein.

Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the 2015 Atlanta Film Festival. The Atlanta Film Festival is also hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.


Questions about Sending in Submitted Films? Questions about Content, Types of Films in Consideration? Questions about ATLFF’s Programming? Questions about the ATLFF’s Screening and Judging Process? Questions about Academy Award Qualifications for Narrative and Animated Shorts?

Before you email us, Visit our FAQ Page. Answers to Ninety-nine percent of submission questions can be found there.