AFI FEST 2018 Announces Key Dates and Call for Entries

AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi has officially announced its dates and call for entries.

The 32nd edition of AFI FEST will take place in Hollywood, CA, from November 8–15, 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX and TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and The Hollywood Roosevelt. Entries are now being accepted and filmmakers are invited to submit feature, documentary, experimental, animated and short films at or through AFI FEST will have submission deadlines — early, official and final — for fiction shorts (under 30 minutes), nonfiction shorts (under 40 minutes), feature films and virtual reality (VR) submissions. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Live Action and Animated Short Film categories for the annual Academy Awards®.


Early Deadline – March 31

Official Deadline – May 4

Final Deadline – July 13

Audi will return as the exclusive Presenting Sponsor of AFI FEST, enabling the festival to host the very best of world cinema in Hollywood. At AFI FEST 2017, Audi showcased a custom installation, spotlighting women filmmakers and the Audi Fellowship for Women, created last year to support one female director and her entire two-year AFI Conservatory enrollment. Audi and their visionary support reflect a continuing commitment to create opportunities for equality in film and television.

AFI FEST is the only global festival of its stature that is free to the public.

Filmmakers can email or call 866.AFI.FEST for more information about the submissions process.


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