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Film Entries

The Alaska International Film Awards is currently accepting film submissions.

The Alaska International Film Awards proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more.

Deadlines and Fees for Submissions

Early Submission Deadline - September 15th, 2017
Short Films (all films under 45 minutes): $20 US Dollars 
Features Films (all films over 45 minutes): $20 US Dollars

Regular Submission Deadline - November 15th, 2017
Short Films (all films under 45 minutes): $25 US Dollars 
Features Films (all films over 45 minutes): $25 US Dollars

Official Submission Deadline - January 15th, 2018
Short Films (all films under 45 minutes): $30 US Dollars
Features Films (all films over 45 minutes): $30 US Dollars

Late Submission Deadline - March 15th, 2018
Short Films (all films under 45 minutes): $35 US Dollars
Features Films (all films over 45 minutes): $35 US Dollars

Extended Submission Deadline - May 15th, 2018
Short Films (all films under 45 minutes): $40 US Dollars
Features Films (all films over 45 minutes): $40 US Dollars

Final Submission Deadline - June 15th, 2018
Short Films (all films under 45 minutes): $50 US Dollars
Features Films (all films over 45 minutes): $50 US Dollars

Categories of Competition

Narrative Features

Comprised of narrative feature films, this section represents the diverse aesthetics, subjects, and perspectives that constitute the vision and creativity of independent filmmakers. Films submitted in this category are eligible for all awards.

Documentary Features

Made up of feature-length documentary films, this category represent some of the best new work in nonfiction filmmaking. Films submitted in this category will compete for Best of Category, Jury, Kodiak, Denali, and Northern Lights Emerging Talent Awards.

Short Films

Short Films are narrative, animation, music videos or documentary films under 45 minutes. Films submitted into this category will compete for Best of Category, Jury, Kodiak, Denali, and Northern Lights Emerging Talent Awards.

Student Films

Student Films showcase the best new work and vision of student filmmakers throughout the world. Films submitted in this category will compete for Best of Category, Jury, Kodiak, Denali, and Northern Lights Emerging Talent Awards.

Alaskan Films

Alaskan films are comprised of short or feature length films that showcase the diverse aesthetics, subjects, and perspectives of Alaska. Films submitted in this category will compete for Alaskan, Best of Category, Jury, Kodiak, Denali, and Northern Lights Emerging Talent Awards.

Submission Rules and Regulations

All submissions are handled fairly and equally, regardless of which deadline you choose. Late submissions are screened and judged in the same manner as early submissions. However, we do encourage you to submit as early as possible.

We accept film submissions via FilmFreeway.

All non-English films are required to have English subtitles.

We cannot provide refunds after your film has been screened and reviewed by our judges.

The award decisions and official results of the judges are final.

The Alaska International Film Awards is an awards based competition. Films will not be screened for the public. Awards will be announced publicly via Internet. It is asked, but not required, that any awards received be mentioned in the promotional materials of the films being awarded.

You agree to indemnify and hold us, our employees, officers, agents, shareholders, affiliates, and partners harmless from any and all claims, liability, loss or damage arising out of submitting your project into consideration and or competition in the Alaska International Film Awards.

Entrants retain all rights including intellectual property rights to the work they submit to the Alaska International Film Awards.

Each year, awards are presented to independent filmmakers from around the globe who produce original and compelling films and screenplays in several competition categories. The Alaska International Film Awards recognizes innovative and diverse films that connect independent filmmakers' vision and the artistic process to the emerging global arts community.

By submitting your film into competition in the Alaska International Film Awards you expressly agree that you have read, understand and accept all aforementioned rules and regulations.