AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi has officially announced its dates and call for entries. The 31st edition of the festival will take place in Hollywood, CA, from November 9–16, 2017. Entries are now being accepted and filmmakers are invited to submit feature, documentary, experimental and short films at AFI.com/AFIFEST or through Withoutabox.com. AFI FEST will have three submission date deadlines — early, official and final — for both short films (under 30 minutes) and feature films. 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 5
Final Deadline – July 14
Filmmakers can email programming@AFI.com or call 866.AFI.FEST for more information about the submissions process.
Pictured above: Houda Benyamina, Director of AFI FEST 2016’s New Auteurs Audience Award Winner DIVINES and Lead Actress Oulaya Amamra