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Years running: 45 (since 1974)

Athens International Film and Video Festival

Festival of independent and alternative cinema in Athens.

About

The Athens International Film and Video Festival maintained a vision and identity that celebrates avant-garde, independent, alternative, and world media, from 35mm feature films, 16mm films, video, and now digital media and interactive installations. Competition for independent media artists includes a broad diversity of artists, genres, and approaches. Prizes are determined by jurors consisting of guest artists, and other professionals in the field. The Athens International Film and Video Festival also sponsors guest artists screenings, that often include workshops and additional opportunities for artists to meet with audience members and students. Festival also includes a Feature Film Showcase, highlighting the latest in global cinema.

Awards

1st prize winners in Short Narrative and Animated Short are Academy Qualifying.

Awards for each category: 

  • 1st prize: $1000 USD for each category (Experimental, Short Narrative, Feature Narrative, Animation, Short Documentary, and Feature Documentary)
  • Black Bear Award (for best use of sound): $1000
  • Film House Award (for visionary filmmaking): $1000 

Rules

  • Shorts: maximum 40 minutes.
  • To be eligible for competition works must have been completed on or after January, 1, 2016.
  • We do not accept mailed in screeners (please do not send DVDs, BLURAYs, or flash drives to our office).
  • We do not accept prescreening materials through email and are unable to download files from sharing services. Submissions are only accepted through Filmfreeway or Withoutabox systems.
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Ruth Bradley (Festival Director).

Documents

Place

United States
Athens

Official website

athensfest.org

Contacts

Address:

Athens Center for Film and Video
P.O. Box 388
Athens, OH 45701
United States

Phone: 740-593-1330

Email: athensohiofilmfest@gmail.com

 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    August 03, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    October 01, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    November 01, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    November 15, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    December 01, 2018
  • Notifications
    March 01, 2019
  • Event dates
    8 — 14 April 2019
Categories & Fees

Works that utilize nonfiction material to construct a story, an argument, and/or a statement about the real world. The total running time for a documentary short is no longer than 40 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $60

Works that tell a fictional story. Narrative features must have a running time of 40 minutes, or more.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $60

Works that strive to expand the formal and content boundaries of motion picture arts, and that express personal involvement with the medium. Generally films entered into in this category are non-narrative.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $60

Works, of any length, that utilize animation techniques, including but not limited to: traditional drawing, stop-motion, computer animation, and other technical processes for generating non-live-action films. Works under 40 minutes are considered short.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $60

Works that tell a fictional story. Narrative shorts must have a running time of 40 minutes, or less.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $60

Works that utilize nonfiction material to construct a story, an argument, and/or a statement about the real world. The total running time for a documentary feature is a minimum of 40 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $50
  • Extended Deadline — $60
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