2017 AIFF Call for Entries Open


The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is pleased to announce the opening of this year’s Call for Entries. Submission information can be found on the website, Aiffest.org and, entries posted on FilmFreeway.com. AIFF continues to unearth some of the best independent storytellers in all genres and presents a diverse array of local, national, and international narrative and documentary features, shorts, and student films. Award sponsors include Glidecam Industries, Inc., High Output, CyberLink, Engine Room Edit, Rule Camera, Talamas, and WGBH, Irving House, Artscope Magazine, Movie-Blogger, Arlington Community Media, Inc (ACMi), Kumon.

Each year, the festival hosts more than 2,000 cinema fans and presents 50 plus screenings. Filmmakers, producers, students, and media outlets from across the United States regularly converge at this festival and exit Arlington infused with big ideas and extraordinary new connections. Director, April Ranck says of the Festival, "the enthusiasm that culminates in Arlington around the film screenings, visiting directors, and conversations is exciting; people come together infused with energy and ideas because of the stories shared by amazing indie filmmakers. It is wonderful to see the interaction among community organizations, businesses/corporations, educational institutions, and audience members. The Arlington International Film Festival is an annual event not to be missed!” 

Recognized for drawing an impressive lineup of premieres as well as identifying talented filmmakers early in their careers, AIFF is proud to have screened films that have been recognized worldwide, chosen to tour internationally with the State Department, official selections of the Cannes Film Festival, Locarno International Film Festival in Italy, Berlin Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, purchased by HBO and PBS and nominated for Academy Awards.

As AIFF opens its Call for Entries, we look forward to another year of exceptional films that foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film and nurturing the next generation of filmmakers.

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