Submit Your Film to the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival

The Call for Entries for the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival is now open! From April 1 to April 10, 2016, we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary and we are looking to you to help us make it our best yet.

Last year, we received 3,761 submissions from more than 120 countries across all 6 populated continents (sorry, Antarctica). Over 200 films featured in ATLFF '15 and 80% of those came from submissions! We are looking for groundbreaking works in narrative and documentary features, short films, experimental films, puppetry films, music videos and television pilots. In addition to our annual film festival, short films will also be considered for our year-round programs like Airport SHORTS or the Film Festival Collective OnDemand channel.

We accept submissions through both FilmFreeway and Withoutabox. To save money, consider submitting your completed film by the Earlybird Deadline on June 20. The Regular Deadline is September 18, the Late Deadline is set for October 23 and the Withoutabox Extended Deadline is November 6. Discounts are available for students and ATLFF members.

Films must comply with category requirements and filmmakers must complete the process and payment to be considered for ATLFF '16. Have questions? Check out our Submission FAQ.

Click Here to submit your script to the Screenplay Competition.